High School: Person

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Kendall Hinton: The Herald-Sun Player of the Year

Kendall Hinton is a leader on and off the field at Southern and his exploits as the Spartans' quarterback earned him the Herald-Sun Player of the Year honors.

Hinton, a two-year starter for Southern, led the Spartans to a 13-1 mark and to the third round of the 3-A state playoffs. The Spartans also earned back-to-back Big Eight championships under his leadership.

On the field, Hinton passed for 2,818 yards after completing 180 of 295 attempts. He threw 25 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. Hinton also rushed for 933 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Southern coach Darius Robinson said Hinton's reach goes far beyond the football field, though. Hinton is involved in numerous community efforts and is a member of the Durham Youth Council.

2014 HERALD-SUN ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area.

The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.

Each was an all-conference performer at his position and some were selected as the player of the year in their conference. Four players got additional honors as they were selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.

Obviously, there were many, many more players who were considered for the All-Area team. The difference among those chosen and those not was miniscule and the competition was fierce.

Any player who began summer workouts in the blazing heat of August and made it through to the biting cold of November playoff nights should be proud of their accomplishments this season.

-- Joe Johnson

Herald-Sun All-Area

Quarterback

Kendall Hinton, Sr., 6-0, 190, Southern

Running Backs

Jamal Currie-Elliott, Fr., 5-10, 175, Hillside

Ricquaz Brannon, Sr., 5-11, 200, Hillside

Earl Green, Jr., 6-1, 205, South Granville

Receivers

Arkavius Parks, Sr., 6-2, 180, Chapel Hill

Kadarus Rone, Sr., 6-4, 208, Northwood

Deon Yarborough, Sr., 5-10, 165, Riverside

Offensive Linemen

Emanuel McGirt, Sr., 6-6, 295, Hillside

Marcus Pettiford, Sr., 6-4, 258, Hillside

Logan Tisch, Sr., 6-3, 285, Chapel Hill

Eric Allen, Sr., 6-2, 270, Southern

Zach Waggoner, Sr., 6-2, 280, Orange

Defensive Linemen

Justin Thomas, Jr., 5-10, 230, Riverside

Elijah Washington, Sr., 6-1, 328, Northwood

Byron Stephenson, Sr., 6-3, 286, Orange

Jake Frederick, Sr., 6-1, 320, Orange

Linebackers

Aaron McCullough, Soph., 5-9, 215, Hillside

Bryse Wilson, Jr., 6-2, 205, Orange

Tahj Spivey, Sr., 6-1, 235, Southern

Defensive Backs

Marvin Tillman, Sr., 6-2, 192, Southern

Jeremy Griffis, Sr., 5-10, 168, Southern

Trevon Tapp, Sr., 5-11, 160, Northern

Andy Gillespie, Sr. 6-1, 165, Chapel Hill

Kicker

Connor Albrect, Sr., 5-10, 145, Chapel Hill

Punter

Austin Wood, Sr., 6-0, 165, Orange

Return Specialist

Marcus Krah, Jr., 5-10, 170, Hillside

 

-- Compiled by Joe Johnson


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Fall Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings announced

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina  School Athletic Association, on Wednesday announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014 fall sports season. Area leaders include Granville Central, Carrboro, N.C. School of Science & Mathematics, and East Chapel Hill.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:07 AM

Hillside wraps up PAC-6 championship, routs Person

Hillside wrapped up another perfect PAC-6 4-A football season with a 57-0 thumping of Roxboro Person Friday on the road.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:38 AM

UNBEATEN NO. 1: Southern ends Orange perfection

Reigning state champion Southern won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, handing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23 en route to the Big Eight 3-A Conference championship and likely the No. 1 seed in the state 3-AA playoffs.

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Southern 27, Orange 23
Northern 34, Riverside 22
Chapel Hill 42, Cedar Ridge 30
Hillside 57, Roxboro Person 0
Northwood 31, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Granville Central 42, Northwest Halifax 0
South Granville 14, Roanoke Rapids 0 ...
Reidsville 56, Carrboro 6 ...
Northern Vance 36, Oxford Webb 19


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 02:03 AM

Strothers, Riverside clinch 4-A playoff berth with road win

Riverside survived a five-turnover performance and pulled away for a 44-24 victory at Person Friday. Quarterback Diante Strothers accounted for four touchdowns for Riverside in the win.



Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

East Chapel Hill football forfeits Friday game to Hillside

East Chapel Hill High School on Tuesday informed Hillside that it will forfeit Friday’s scheduled PAC-6 4-A football game against the Hornets, giving Hillside at least a share of its fifth straight PAC-6 championship.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:26 AM

ECH fields a team, but no match for Person

The Person High School football team took advantage of a couple of early breaks and pulled away for a 42-6 victory at East Chapel Hill Friday.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

Jordan nips Person for 1st win of season

Jordan High School celebrated a memorable homecoming in a huge way, knocking off Roxboro Person 17-14 Friday for the Falcons’ first victory of the season. The win snapped the Falcons’ 16-game losing streak that stretched back to week two of last season and was the team’s first PAC-6 4-A victory since 2011.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:45 AM

Last of prep football unbeatens face tough opponents

Four of the preseason Big Eight 3-A Conference powers, all of whom have lived up to their billings, are in action Friday, Oct. 17. In Pittsboro, reigning Big Eight and state 3-AA state champion Southern (7-0, 3-0 Big Eight) visits Northwood (6-1, 2-1) at 7, while in Hillsborough, Orange (7-0, 3-0) hosts Chapel Hill (6-1, 2-1).


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Previously winless Northern moves into 1st place PAC-6 tie

Northern used a little old-school, smash-mouth football to grind out a 28-7 victory against Roxboro Person Monday night. The game was the PAC-6 opener for both teams and was originally scheduled for Friday before thunderstorms forced postponement.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Rain washes out most area football games Friday

Postponed, suspended Friday night high school football games to be made up tonight (Saturday, Oct. 11) and Monday. Only two games officially completed.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:38 AM

Reigning PAC-6 champion Hillside opens with win at Jordan

Defending PAC-6 champion Hillside opened its conference season with an abbreviated by impressive win Friday, stopping Jordan 27-0 before a thunderstorm ended the game at halftime.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).